Monday, April 13, 2020

Postcards 2020 Wrightsville Beach: Watching Bathers from Lumina 1916

This postcard is from 1916....the message on the back says " Dear Edward, I am having a very nice time, I came down on excursion from Wilson. Wise says hello  Wellford"

Lumina, “Beautiful Place of Lights”, had a three level pavilion constructed by Consolidated Light and Power Co. for games and entertainment. It's magnificent ballroom had the first scientifically designed band shell on the east coast. It became known as the “Showplace of the Atlantic”.  Virtually every “big band” era band played there.  The last Big Band to perform at Lumina was Vaughn Monroe in early 1952.  Sadly, Lumina was demolished in 1973.

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